Training for Educational Supervisors

Courses can be found through RCPCH


General Educational Supervision

The Gold Guide sets out agreed arrangements for medical training programmes across the UK, including outlining roles and responsibility of Clinical and Educational Supervisors. This also contains useful guidance for less than full time (LTFT) training, taking time out of programme (OOP) and ARCPs.

The RCPCH has useful guidance for new educational supervisors including training courses available which can be found at For new or prospective College Tutors further information regarding the role, College Tutor days and access to the College Tutor toolkit can be found at

Consider collating multi-source feedback about the quality of the supervision you provide from your trainees over the last 3 years, which can form part of your educational review / portfolio. You can do this by registering with the London Deanery for this online MSF tool

Crib sheets available:

Adapting Educational Supervision for stage in training

The New Educational Supervisor



RCPCH Progress

All trainees have moved to the new RCPCH Progress curriculum..

Useful information including the new curriculum and syllabi, training webinars and resources for individual domains can be found at


Kaizen / e-portfolio

For queries please contact In addition useful guidance for educational supervisors can be found at


Courses for Trainees

This guide has been developed by the London School of Paediatrics' Trainees' Committee to help to identify the best courses for trainees, and the best point of training to consider them: Learning Beyond the Workplace.


RCPCH Start assessment (START)

RCPCHStart means Speciality Trainee Assessment of Readiness for Tenure. It is a compulsory formative assessment which guides trainees as they prepare for completion of training and practice as a new consultant paediatrician. It can be taken after entry into ST6 but is recommended to be taken in ST7. This allows at least six months to complete any follow-up remediation which must be evidenced in the trainees e-portfolio.

The role of educational supervisor is to assist the trainee with preparation for START, support remediation for START domains and provide feedback in the Educational Supervisors Report (ESR) on progress with remediation for the ARCP Panel.

Further information can be found at:

The Gold Guide- 7th Edition